Hawk Success Story

When our search and rescue team “Central K9 Search and Rescue” first saw Hawk, we knew he would be a great candidate for search work. His drive for his tennis ball is out of this world! Which is exactly what we were looking for. When we do training it is like one big game for him. When he finds the human hidden in the woods he receives his favorite ball.

Of course we had to get his basic training out of the way first. For example no counter surfing or jumping. But after a few months of repetition and positive reinforcement for good behaviors, it all started to click. Now he can lay peacefully with my senior German Shepard or even my bearded dragon! Thank you As Good As Gold for giving Hawk the chance he deserved – we are forever thankful!

Adoption Process
  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption